From Tucks to Barkus to Mardi Gras day in the Quarter to the mounted police's traditional ride down Bourbon Street to end the Carnival season, photographer and French Quarter resident Andrew Simoneaux caught the energy.
I have been a French Quarter resident for 10 years and even though I have visited more than 40 countries - there is no place like home. I really want people to know the Quarter is a place where real people live. It's a place where misfits from all over come and find each other. We take care of each other, we are family. I wanted to show folks a very typical day in the quarter. Here's what I saw outside my door Monday, September 30.
Photographer Andrew Simoneaux found himself visiting the French Quarter almost every day to seek out shots. Last year, he made life easier by moving into the neighborhood.
The images he selected to include in this photo essay were taken from the end of August into the first week of September, during the Southern Decadence festivities.